Skin lightening product "Treating-Lightening Complexion Lotion"

Recall published
Product title
Skin lightening product "Treating-Lightening Complexion Lotion"
Product description
White and orange plastic bottle with white cap and green and orange characters. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications in French and English (“The body lotion L`Abidjanaise makes your skin smoother and more beautiful… You can have it in Cream, Soap and Oil. This Body Lotion contains hydroquinone it is necessary to avoid any contact with the eyes”). Volume: 250 ml and 500 ml.
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains, as declared on the label, the ingredient hydroquinone, which may have carcinogenic effects. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
1) Volume: 250 ml, Batch number: 560E AB, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 13/10/2010
Exp: 12/10/2013)
2) Volume: 500 ml, Batch number: 689E AB, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 28/12/2010
Exp: 27/12/2013).
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Country of origin
Ivory Coast
RAPEX Reference
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country


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